CONVERTING QUARTERLY 2011 Q4 Issue Alert


Converting Quarterly 2011 Q4 coverAs the autumn leaves begin to fall across North America, the Converting Quarterly staff is putting the finishing touches on our 2011 Quarter 4 issue, which features a Market Focus on Nanotechnology and a Market/Technical Focus on Vacuum-Coated Materials.

Your response to our first three editions has been fantastic. With nearly 18,000 print and digital-edition subscribers, the magazine has rapidly become a standard for the global web-processing and finishing industry. Check out what’s in store for our next edition:

  • Atomic Layer Deposition: Vacuum web-coating expert Dr. Charles Bishop will report on new developments in roll-to-roll ALD: the latest process hopes to deliver low-cost, high-barrier coatings. He predicts that the first large-scale production machines are only a few years away.
  • Nanotechnology Market Forecast: With an overall projected growth rate of 19 percent a year, nanotechnology will soon enter the consumer market in myriad ways. Nano-enabled food and beverage packaging will provide improved mechanical, barrier and anti-microbial properties.
  • Three Package-Printing Technical Papers: Topics include how to choose the correct anilox-roll engraving for your flexographic-printing and coating applications; assessing the value and benefits of 100-percent print inspection for wide-web flexo and gravure production; and web-fed inkjet printing developments for packaging and labeling.
  • “Green” Substrate Technical Report: Replacing PET and OPP films with new eco-friendlier PLA (polylactic acid) substrates requires new considerations of the film’s properties, its downstream converting differences and end-use applications for foods and non-food products.
  • 2011 AIMCAL Sourcebook: Use this upgraded edition of the association’s annual directory listing all member companies, along with a detailed breakdown of member converting capabilities and products, and suppliers of machinery, equipment, materials and accessories.
  • Five Technical Q&A Columns: Get the answers to questions on atmospheric pumping for the vacuum-deposition process; controlling film-to-film separation by specific formulation choices; the advantages of the curtain coating method; common slitting-blade metals; and defect classification and naming.
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